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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, Iran, monkey, outterspace, missle, sadness, wildlife, wildanimals, suffering, endangered )

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Iran said Monday it has successfully sent a monkey into space, describing the launch as another step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight. According to a brief report on state TV, the rocket dubbed Pishgam, or Pioneer in Farsi, reached....

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Barb K (1688)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:20 am
This is a heckuva way to start the week but I thought this was important!!! I couldn't find the right pic so I hope this one'll do. We need to start a PROTEST over this!!!

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:46 am

Dee C (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:38 am
They need to volunteer themselves if this is what they want to do..Not monkeys or any other animal..

Thanks Barb..its really sad..

Alice C (1797)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:15 pm
Why didn't they sent a man or woman ?

Alice C (1797)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:16 pm
send sorry for t

Ann L (15)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:20 pm
Well that is a little scary. First a monkey,(Glad the monkey returned safely), then man, then what? Anyone worried along with the American Military, where this could go?

Catherine Turley (192)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:31 pm
wow. impressive. they've finally caught up to where we were 50 years ago.

Barbara K (60)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:59 pm
LoL, I'm with you Catherine. They have a long ways to go to catch up with us. Thanks for the post, Sweetie.

Patrice M (84)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:05 pm
With all the money we have spent on spy equipment and satellites, wouldn't we know beyond a shadow of a doubt if Iran sent something into space? Or do the NSA, FBI and CIA only spy on Americans now?

. (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:47 pm
Not a great article, but worth knowing.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:10 pm
Wow just when you think you have heard it all,what morons!! Thanks

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:51 pm
poor little monkey. monkeys don't belong in space. ppl don't either, imo. thnx, Barb.

Sara Williams (8)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:37 pm
They want to be advanced and yet they can't just have cameras and other monitoring equipment in the shuttle?? Why put in a live animal when we have the technology to monitor the conditions inside the craft? Sheesh. I know my country did the same thing decades ago, but to have it be done in today's day and age is ridiculous.

JL A (281)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:50 pm
Seems that new priorities on diplomatic relationships and collaborative space projects would be cheaper and more effective for them.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:52 pm
If they are so fired up to go up into space, then they should have a human volunteer! Thanks Barb.

Carol H (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:10 pm
noted with disgust!! thanks Barb

Pat B (356)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:10 pm
I read about this story this morning, and I think that a scientist should have went up into space. Kind of for his country. No takers, I guess, as they sent a monkey instead. Here's a link to another page showing how the monkey really looked. Petrified.!!! Thanks, Barb for this.

Agnes N (703)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:35 pm
Thanks Barb

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:41 pm
I think that the monkey, the victim experiences. Noted ,Thanks BarbCat .

desanka s (416)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:19 pm
This is horrendous animal cruelty. Send yourselves up leave the animals here! Hope this unfortunate monkey instead didn't go to the heaven.

Thank you BarbCat.

Mike H (252)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:19 am
Really? I didn't know that Mr. Ahmadinejad is certified for space flight.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:20 am
OMG!! I went to the link Gran Pat provided and I wanted to cry. That poor little monkey is so sad looking and couldn't move if he/she wanted to!!
The article states.
"That face certainly carries the expression of a creature that has just been launched, against its will, on a terrifying journey into the great beyond that its tiny brain could never possibly comprehend."

Thanks to Gran Pat and to Barb!!

Jodi Ashley (2)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:19 am

Danuta W (1249)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:00 am

Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:35 am
LMAO, I'm with you Catherine.
sadly noted...
Thank you BarbCat!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:16 am
Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth M (31)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:19 am
This is disgusting! Why did they have to send the poor monkey? Animals haven't been sent to space for decades...I suppose they didn't want to sacrifice a human in case of a mal function. Animals should no longer be used for any sort of testing whatsoever, this has got to stop! Noted.Thank you BarbCat.

Thomas P (280)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:47 am unnecessary

Sara P (55)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:50 am
Somebody really think that they considering to respect an animal???????????

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:27 am
What Catherine said. One would think our spy systems would have let our gov't know that they did this....IF they did this. My Dawg, why don't they leave the animals out of it, they are not humans and cannot TELL the friggin so-called scientists what they need to know . Send a human being up there not an animal. Senseless.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:06 am
Leave the animals alone! If humans want to go....let them. At least they have a choice, the animals don't!

Lydia S (155)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:07 am
I'm not shocked at all , They have so little regard for human life that the monkey is probably less than nothing to them , Iran is the only Country were one can legally buy / sell a kidney .
I hope the poor monkey gets to retire somewhere safe & cared for .....

. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:09 am
This is a disgusting and an insult to the civilization of the year 2013
Laika was the first dog launched into space but it was the year 1957, in 56 years, technology is radically changed.
Iran is becoming every day more, the most dangerous country for the rest of the world.
Noted - thank you Barýb and Sara for the fw

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:10 am
I agree with you BarbCat.

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:32 am
Leave the monkeys and other innocents out of this. Send Ahmad into space.

. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:34 am

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:23 pm
I wish animals would retaliate against humans, but they are too innocent and a point that is..
Id be on their side if they decided too

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:21 pm
that rhey didn't send the "monkey" like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad :))

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:46 am
Bloody lunatics, this is despicable! The poor thing must have been absolutely terrified. Noted with disgust.

Valentina R (12)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:11 pm
Awful. Those cowards are nothing but mad scientists.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:45 pm

Bianca D (87)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:14 pm
Barbaric. Shame on them!
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